Enhance Your Coaching Skillset With DU’s Online Certificate Programs

The University of Denver (DU) is known for its commitment to developing scholar-coaches, and has worked diligently to provide online programs that uphold their high standards of excellence, while offering students a flexible and engaging educational experience.

Their courses are designed and taught by experts in teaching, strength and conditioning, online learning and coach education. They emphasize the need for regular, substantive student-instructor interaction, and have centered their coursework on modern, practical approaches to coaching.




CSCCa-member coaches will be excited to learn that DU offers two specialized certificate programs that will enhance their existing skillset. Additionally, both of these certificates can be applied toward’s the DU Master of Arts in Sport Coaching (MASC) – an outstanding master’s degree program that is perfect for CSCCa members.

To learn more about the DU MASC Program, check out the short video below:





Psychology of Coaching – Specialized Certificate

This 16-credit specialized graduate certificate in the Psychology of Coaching prepares S&C coaches to excel in real-world scenarios they encounter with their athletes. The University of Denver specializes in the psychological and sociological aspects of sport and athletic performance, delivering novel practical tools and a unique experience.

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This specialized graduate certificate perfectly complements the skillset of elite S&C coaches, who already have a solid foundation in exercise science and kinesiology, and builds on this foundation to help them understand the education  the relational and cultural aspects of their athletes.

This certificate is perfect for the S&C coach who has a desire to learn more about the psychological and sociological aspects of coaching.



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    S&C And Fitness Coaching – Specialized Certificate

    This 16-credit specialized graduate certificate in Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Coaching equips coaches with essential knowledge and skills to succeed in the field. This certificate teaches the applied knowledge and skills to design, implement, and solve real-world strength and conditioning and fitness scenarios.

    Program Highlights


    Students will have the option of working with a strength and conditioning coach mentor during the practicum course, and must submit proof of CPR/First Aid certification in order to enroll in the course.

    This is the first and only specialized certificate program in Strength and Conditioning in the world, and was created by S&C professionals with one goal in mind – making more well-rounded, better-educated and consummately prepared coaches. The program is designed to be completed in as short as one year, even while working full-time.


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